Want the coolest backyard in the neighborhood?

Over July 4th weekend we were sitting outside of a North Scottsdale luxury home admiring the exquisite mountain views of Pinnacle Peak Mountain and we were chilled!  In fact, we asked the host if he could turn the misters off.  Yes, off.

Did you know that a well installed high quality misting system can reduce temperatures by as much as 35 degrees F°?  It can, as long as the humidity is less than 40%, and we all know that Arizona is a dry heat.

To our astonishment the homeowner never even got up to turn off the misting system but did it from his smart phone while sitting with us on the patio.  This certainly exemplifies the luxury, in luxury home!

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the year round outdoor lifestyle of Arizona homeownership.  Whether it’s a DIY cooling rack or umbrella made from PVC pipe found at your local hardware store, an installed high pressure commercial grade misting system or a free-standing misting fan, there is an option for everyone’s budget.

Hosting that family reunion or large venue this summer and your home isn’t equipped with a cooling system?  No worries, a quick fix is to rent an industrial grade misting fan that blows cool air, not wet fog, for the comfort of your guests.

The downside, if there is one to staying cool, is clogged heads that drip water instead of mist.  No worries, this results from calcification but can be an easy fix by using filtered water, strainers or by placing calcium inhibitors in the heads.

Anyway you cut it, it’s not too late to have the coolest yard in your neighborhood this summer!

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255